STAR: Alyssa Bull won gold in the K1 1000 at the Canoe Sprint World Cup II in Duisburg, Germany.
STAR: Alyssa Bull won gold in the K1 1000 at the Canoe Sprint World Cup II in Duisburg, Germany. Bence Vekassy

Bull hunts top form for worlds

PADDLING: Sunshine Coast product Alyssa Bull says she's eager to become stronger on the water after securing her place on the Australian team destined for the world championships.

A string of impressive efforts during two World Cup events in Europe rightfully earned Bull her spot on the K4 team for the championships, which also double as a qualifying meet for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The 23-year-old won gold in the K1 1000 in both Poland and Germany and also featured in a strong showing by the K4 crew, which included fellow Coaster Alyce Burnett.

She was ecstatic to make the national team for worlds and intent on improving her form ahead of the Hungary meet.

"You know everyone else is going to step up by the time August comes around for the world champs so we need to make sure that we get back to the drawing board and stick to our guns because we've got to take a step up,” Bull said.

"I know I need to work on my starts individually to help the K4 get up and running as quick as it can so I'm working on (my) overall strength.”

Bull's dominance on the water has earned her the Sunshine Coast Sports Federation's Senior Sports Star of the Month for May.



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